"Porter Shreve’s The End of the Book is audacious, affecting and elegiac, a terrific novel about a century of American letters that hums with the artist's deep desire to last."   — Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets

"Shreve's homage, like Michael Cunningham's of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, both pays tribute to a master storyteller while enacting a completely satisfying and original and engaging novel in its own right. A distinctive and seductive book that deftly melds author/character/writer/reader."  — Antonya Nelson, author of Bound and Nothing Right